Encouragement · wisdom

Note to Self–You Work FROM Approval

So much of my life has been sitting in the waiting room. Waiting for an opportunity. Waiting for affirmation. Waiting for acknowledgement. Waiting for permission to begin.

I was stuck because I thought my gift of teaching and writing would be used in a particular context. I waited and waited for a green light in that setting. It was never going to happen, but it wasn’t supposed to happen there.

Stepping out meant walking away from my preconceived notion about how things were going to look and accept that the door remaining closed positioned me to see another door that had always been opened.

While it was hard to move out of my comfort zone, I realized I was never truly comfortable because I wasn’t doing what I was created to do. I was on the hamster wheel of permission and approval, and I was exhausted.

I lost count of the number of times I stopped before even starting because I was waiting for a cheering section, but here’s the truth. We work from approval–not for it. It took me a long time to believe that and let it shape my motives.

Maybe it is something you need to sit with today. Maybe you are tried of sitting in the waiting room of life. Take this as your sign to move.

Don’t invest more time waiting for permission to fly.

Do the thing that is stirring in you.

Start small. Start today. Just start.

What is the one thing you feel compelled to start? Share it in the comments. I would love to hear from you.


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